Poor migrant workers and children are being sold to factories in Thailand and forced to peel shrimp that ends up in global supply chains, including those of Wal-Mart and Red Lobster, the world's largest retailer and the world's largest seafood restaurant chain, an Associated Press investigation found.
The Republic of Korea said on Monday that it had no plans to propose a fresh dialogue with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea after rare high-level talks over the weekend fizzled out with no agreement.
Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from the central Philippines on Monday as a typhoon with winds of up to 150 km/h made landfall, dumping heavy rain that could cause flooding, landslides and storm surges, authorities warned.
China voiced support for contact between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) and hoped for positive outcome of vice-ministerial talks between the two countries.
Myanmar government has formed a support committee to manage power transfer following a significant meeting between President U Thein Sein and Chairperson of the election-winning National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi early this month, an official report said Friday.